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Who We Are

Irish Fest of the Fox Cities is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run by volunteers and overseen by an independent Board of Directors. Our mission is to produce a wonderful, family-friendly festival that will help enhance the quality of life for our community, while promoting and educating our public on the Irish and Celtic Arts and Culture. This special event is dependent on our sponsors, our partners, our attendees and most importantly our volunteers!  Thank you for helping us bring another amazing event to the Fox Cities!


2023 Board of Directors

Executive Committee

John Hogerty (Chair), Bergstrom Automotive

Daniel Flaherty (Vice President), Godfrey & Kahn

Mark Fogarty (Treasurer), Menasha Corporation

Tim Higgins (Secretary), ChiRho Services


Board Members

Jason Delaney, Ornua Ingredients North America

Kevin Gilligan, KG Consulting

Tim Hanna, Former Mayor City of Appleton

Chris Higgins, St. Mary's Catholic Church

Mark Hudson, Stoneridge Piggly Wiggly

Marcus McGuire, Marcus McGuire Homes

Rep. Dave Murphy, State Assembly State of Wisconsin

Lynn Murphy, Allegiant Air

Ex-Officio Non-voting Members:

Jennifer Stephany, Appleton Downtown Inc

Matt Miller, Festival Executive Director

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